Friday, March 20, 2020

Red and Blue America Aren’t Experiencing the Same Pandemic

A flurry of new national polls released this week reveals that while anxiety about the Chinese Coronavirus is rising on both sides of the partisan divide, Democrats consistently express much more concern about it than Republicans do, and as our betters they are much more likely to claim they have changed their personal behavior as a result.

A similar gap separates people who live in large metropolitan centers, which have become the base of the Democratic electoral, are more dependent on government services (i.e. transportation), and are less likely to be independent and self-sufficient, from those who live in the small towns and rural patriotic America. Democrats tend to be sorrowful, less optimistic people, hand-wringing not only about the virus, but what we call the virus.

The feeling increasingly is that experts and the media are all part of this elite class that is self-dealing and is looking down on less-educated and less-fortunate people, and they can’t be trusted to tell the truth.  It's inarguable that the left has a never-ending, overlapping set of constantly evolving catastrophes that they peddle non-stop. It's their primary means of obtaining power. And lets not forget that the left was praying for something like this to go wrong under Trump. In their passion to damage him they ignored the damage they were asking for all of us. These people will not miss an opportunity to rock their anti-Trump and anti-Republican hobbyhorses.

It's an epidemiological fact that big cities are more at risk for this type of pandemic, and media complaining Republicans are celebrating it is false, much more false than those on the left we have *witnessed* openly cheering the economic disruption and possible death of "older people who skew Republican" merely because it may improve their electoral chances.

It's in the nature of political writing and reporting to dramatize, and the rewards in the internet era are entirely on the side of hysterical dramatization.  The past 20 years of internet driven panic and hysteria have dramatically lowered the public opinion of media, writers and artists in general. In the liberal community, these professions are generally seen as caring and driven by the desire to educate. But that's seldom true.  Those professions are mostly home to reckless drama queens determined to advance their personal ambitions with dramatic presentations. And, most of those, entertainers and artists in particular aren't very smart.  The emotionally self-indulgent are naturally inclined to be irrational.

* Obama Waited Until 'Millions' Infected and 1000 Dead in U.S. Before Declaring H1N1 National Emergency

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